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bu·col·ic

 (byo͞o-kŏl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or characteristic of the countryside or its people; rustic. See Synonyms at rural.
2. Of or characteristic of shepherds or flocks; pastoral.
n.
1. A pastoral poem.
2. A farmer or shepherd; a rustic.

[Latin būcolicus, pastoral, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos, cowherd : bous, cow; see gwou- in Indo-European roots + -kolos, herdsman; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

bu·col′i·cal·ly adv.

bucolic

(bjuːˈkɒlɪk)
adj
1. of or characteristic of the countryside or country life; rustic
2. of or relating to shepherds; pastoral
n
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes plural) a pastoral poem, often in the form of a dialogue
4. a rustic; farmer or shepherd
[C16: from Latin būcolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous ox]
buˈcolically adv

bu•col•ic

(byuˈkɒl ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to shepherds; pastoral.
2. of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.
n.
3. a pastoral poem.
[1525–35; < Latin būcolicus < Greek boukolikós rustic, derivative of boukól(os) herdsman]
bu•col′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bucolic - a country personbucolic - a country person      
cottar, cotter - a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
moujik, mujik, muzhik, muzjik - a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)
rustic - an unsophisticated country person
2.bucolic - a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
pastoral - a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
Adj.1.bucolic - (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"
2.bucolic - relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"

bucolic

adjective rustic, country, rural, agricultural, pastoral, agrarian, agrestic the bucolic surroundings of Chantilly

bucolic

adjective
Of or relating to the countryside:
Informal: hick.
Translations
bucolicumbucolicus

bucolic

[bjuːˈkɒlɪk]
A. ADJbucólico
B. N the Bucolicslas Bucólicas

bucolic

[bjuːˈkɒlɪk] adj (= rustic) [setting, scene] → pastoral; [poetry, poet, literature] → bucolique

bucolic

adj (liter)bukolisch (liter)

bucolic

[bjuːˈkɒlɪk] adj (liter) → bucolico/a, pastorale
References in classic literature ?
For in those days the keenest of bucolic minds felt a whispering awe at the sight of the gentry, such as of old men felt when they stood on tiptoe to watch the gods passing by in tall human shape.
He had entertained no notion, when doomed as he had thought to an unintellectual bucolic life, that such charms as he beheld in this idyllic creature would be found behind the scenes.
It was with a rush of indignation that Mary found herself bucolic and awkward.
Well, play he would; he'd show 'em; even despite the elated prophesies made of how swiftly he would be trimmed--prophesies coupled with descriptions of the bucolic game he would play and of his wild and woolly appearance.
I tire of the labour of thinking, and, when the table is finished, start practical jokes and set all playing at games, which we carry on with bucolic boisterousness.
But, I say," remarked the police sergeant, whose slow, bucolic common sense was still pondering the open window.
Cider with Rosie is her favourite book and she concentrates largely on how Lee blended fact and fiction to create a bucolic view of rural life following the World War I.
With Michael Gambon and Julia McKenzie, it started with the tedious feel of a Sunday night John Nettles-y potboiler in the bucolic English countryside.
To add to the cherry blossoms, since 1993 residents and businesses on this bucolic peninsula have planted more than 2.
Parthenope; the interplay of ideas in Vergilian bucolic.
vvSteve comments: "Fakenham is one of those bucolic huntin', shootin' and fishing racecourses.
The bucolic setting provides for magnificent views of the Hudson River and is conveniently located in close proximity to Midtown Manhattan.